seeing red 75 – unfinished Plymouth


14 thoughts on “seeing red 75 – unfinished Plymouth

  1. disperser

    Very nice, Ken.

    It makes me want to go back and play with the details photos from 2014 (although I did a lot of playing with them when I was doing Project 313). Still, I like these spotlight treatments. It would be challenging to see if I could achieve them using photos snapped in full sun.

    #3 is especially nice, showing what I presume is a representation of a sailing ship . . . and got me wondering if it intentionally played a word association game between the name of the company and the Mayflower . . . even as I think it could be, I remember my time in the auto industry characterized by management not being all that clever

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, E. The ship hood ornament is a representation of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock. I think. I could be wrong (I was wrong once in 1985 – I thought I made a mistake but I really didn’t). The ship was a symbol of Plymouth for a long time. This one is in really good shape. These photos were fairly easy to edit because the car was painted in matte colors, eliminating annoying reflections.
      There seems to be a trend in the auto industry to make cars ugly lately. So I think you’re right about management but folks still buy the cars, ugly or not.
      Local editing has gotten much easier during the past year. I think it’s a result of the new masking tool and color grading. Also, local color adjustments in the HSL panel (using the targeted adjustment arrows) make color adjustments fairly easy.

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Lynn. Yes, I like a matte finish on a car and I prefer it to a glossy finish. I saw a car in St. Paul that was a pearl finish – between a matte and a gloss. It looked like it was an inch thick. Gorgeous.


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